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Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 17:26:38 +0100
From: Simon Williams <>
To: Solar Designer <>
	Patrick Volkerding <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] popa3d syslog facility (fwd)

* On Sun, Oct 20, 2002 at 04:24:39PM BST, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> Camiel, Patrick, Simon, all:
> I am not sure if my opinion is wanted

I certainly want to hear/see it.

> (this is really a distribution thing),

I gathered as much, which was why I sent it to Pat, but wondered if
LOG_MAIL was a better default.

> but it is that having POP3 servers log as LOG_MAIL is wrong.
> It may match a man page, but it's impractical.  Maybe it's the man
> page that needs to be corrected (I'll probably do so for Owl).
> The reason popa3d defaults to LOG_DAEMON is because there's no
> facility assigned to POP3 and using a local facility in a generic
> (non-distribution-specific) package would be wrong.  Distributions may
> feel free to allocate a facility for POP3 and configure popa3d to use
> that.
> Thanks,

Thanks for clearing that up.

 Simon Williams <> **** GPG: F4A23C69
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